100 Moto, 04 Oct 2008USD360 is slightly cheaper than HK, which costs about USD$10 more.
I just got mine this wee... moreThanks mate for your feedback. I believe you must be enjoying the 2.4" big font, big icons in ZN5. I'm really surprised that you bought this phone knowing you always use 3G video call within family members. So with this, you'll have to compromise on video calls. By the way, how's the sound & voice quality with ZN5? Like me, having tried V8 & E8 and both have Crystal Talk, I've found V8's voice quality better. Did you notice other differences between ZN5 and the previous Motorola phones you owned?
There are some comments here at this site that you don't really have to pay attention to anymore as I've gone thru with that "debate-win-it-at-all-costs" thing. Just don't have to waste your time. Mark the encoded location and if you see it coming again, just let it pass. The man needs serious attention, so don't fall for it.
Stuart, 03 Oct 2008Hi mate, just found out that the ZN5 will be selling at approx. USD 360 when they launch somet... moreUSD360 is slightly cheaper than HK, which costs about USD$10 more.
I just got mine this weekend...with USD$40 off for a six months contract, which I'll use anyway.
In addition to the comments I made earlier, here are 2 more findings...
1)This phone actually supports 8GB card from my experience. (Card is so cheap nowadays...8GB costs about USD$30 in HK now!)
2)I tested the panorama function, which works really great for a silly phone user/photographer like me.
Hope other (potential) users can share more here.
Anonymous, 02 Oct 2008Assuming that this is a forum, most people expect to read about the PROS and the CONS of a dev... moreSo you don't allow Moto to focus on the mainland China market...which only has one 3G network so far...the TD-SCDMA!
I do miss the 3G function on my Zn5(yes, my 12th Moto phone this year!), though just because this phone runs on 2G, does that mean it's a bad phone?
If you say fuel injection is a must, sorry, my 1988 Honda Accord still runs great without it!
And if everybody MUST use the most advance features available, does that mean "everybody" should use Windows Vista....the O/S which is known to have many problems?
I'm getting a mini-notebook HP2133, which I wish they would give me Windows XP instead of Vista...as I only use the computer for the net and basic office use. I don't care about all the advance features on Vista...which I probably won't know how to use it.
Should people with preference like me be respected? Do your parents or in-laws really use 3G?
Anonymous, 02 Oct 2008The phone doesn't have 3G because the ONLY acceptable platform that they have in hand is the r... moreIf certainly almighty brand, with 4 times the sales and probably 4 times more resources on R&D, took 4 years "after" Moto released its first Symbian based touchscreen phone, what's wrong with Moto to take a few years to come out with a 3G Smartphone based on Linux?
Anonymous, 30 Sep 2008The US might have been late in adopting 3G but now there is extensive 3G coverage. The fact... moreYeah, certain almighty brand didn't have the guts to enter the touchscreen phone market until Apple and others...like Moto, who also pioneered touchscreen phone with its A6188 many many years ago.
Anonymous, 04 Oct 2008Soooo, let's sum up:
1. You need negative feedback ONLY by people who actually buy the phones... morewow
get back to gagaland please
and to prove to you
this phone has the best 5 mpx camera on market
jsut check reviews(if it isn't that hard in your land!)
you are contradicting yourself man:))
check your posts too if it isn't that hard
if it isn't that hard in ur land, have a walk and check this phones price
keenen, 04 Oct 2008lol...im sorry if i have mislead you...
but they actually dont contradict...
i just said i... moreSoooo, let's sum up:
1. You need negative feedback ONLY by people who actually buy the phones and they realize that there are actual negative characteristics.
2. Positive "feedback" is permissible by anyone who HASN'T bought the phone as long as it is really positive...eg. of the type "wow, the best phone ever", or "Holy Jes@s, I am definitely buying this superPHONE because a 5MP CAMERA like this will serve my COMMUNICATIONS needs better"!!!!!
Are you sure that YOU are not the one consuming ouzo in excess??? LOL! LOL! LOL!
this phone is perfect 4 me..as for 3g is concerned i dnt need it coz that service is not provided by my network(vodafone-hyd)..
its for RS 15800 n its very cool..u get a great feeling when u hold but der s one back draw
the video recording quality really SUXX
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970lol...im sorry if i have mislead you...
but they actually dont contradict...
i just said in the second that its good to have negative of all feedbacks...
and on the third, i wishing to say that pls stop making comments when you dont feel of buying...coz there wont be any negative feedback of the usage of phones if you dont own one...i need a negative feedbacks of owners not of whinners...hehehe sorry
anyway and lastly, to contradict all of what i said, im a friendly type of guy...lol...
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970Oh noooo! The Mototribe shaman is falling into ecstasy in an effort to expel the evil spirit (me) from Motoland!
Anonymous, 02 Oct 2008Assuming that this is a forum, most people expect to read about the PROS and the CONS of a dev... moreyes it is true that this is sort of a forum, well we can say this is a forum more or less...well i have never heard anyone that their post was deleted by stu or jjsovuiet...lol..this is not their site for god sake....well you can always say what you wanna say, just keep on that job...
and by the way, you are always welcome to make negative feedbakcs and criticisms here...it is always a gain on all the people here...
and lastly, since you dont like the phone, and dont plan of buying, then maybe, you should not come here...there is nothing more i think for you to say, coz you dont want to own one anyway...
GOD BLESS US ALL
i would really like to kno how good the sound quality really is on this phone, the best quality without mods was the nokia n73 and it was real loud...what is the sound quality for the zn5 compared to the nokia n73???
100 Moto, 30 Sep 2008From my limited knowledge, some of the most expensive phones don't even support 3G...i.e. Vert... moreHi mate, just found out that the ZN5 will be selling at approx. USD 360 when they launch sometime these few weeks. The E8 is currently selling at around USD 285 in my country. So for about 80 bucks extra, I'll sell my E8 (1 month old) to a friend and get this. Gonna miss that morphing keypad and FastScroll Wheel.
By accident, I've got a chance to test the Crystal Talk technology again and my wife was impressed. We both were at separate noisy restaurants when I called her, heard all the "complimentary background noises" at her side but she can't really hear mine. Makes me feel great with this device.
Anonymous, 02 Oct 2008Assuming that this is a forum, most people expect to read about the PROS and the CONS of a dev... moreI agreed with your expectation on phone technologies especially for those who uses 3G in particular. Since this phone doesn't come with this feature (3G) that you are expecting, really, move on. Like I said, I'm sure Motorola would have thought of this when designing their model so if they decided to leave it out, there's nothing we can do about it. I know for sure you are not happy about this, I believe 100 Moto (owned 40 Motorola phone before) too as he's a dedicated 3G user (whole family using 3G), but I'm not. I don't think they (Motorola) will do anything at this point of time base on what we said here. jjsoviet is right, just wait for future models and I'm sure there will be one that suits you - if you still intend to buy Motorola by then. In my country, we have 3G network too and the ZN5 is launching this few weeks time, I'm looking at getting this phone and I heard the price is really reasonable. That could be the reason why they left 3G out, there's a possibility (my opinion) that they are eyeing to sell more using price factor, that's my guess. It's a nice phone though.
Anonymous, 02 Oct 2008Assuming that this is a forum, most people expect to read about the PROS and the CONS of a dev... moreYou have a point there. The ZN5 is not yet the best Motorola has to offer, but let's just wait for the future phones codenamed Skarven, Ruby, Attila, Alexander, etc. Do not jump to any conclusions yet.
Stuart, 02 Oct 2008Whatever you mentioned from your post could be true or could also be otherwise. Assuming it's ... moreAssuming that this is a forum, most people expect to read about the PROS and the CONS of a device. This is NOT the Motorola shrine where people can only bow to the grandeur of its engineerings feats. This is a forum where people can LEARN a few things written by people who KNOW a few things in this field. This is a forum where people's opinions should be accepted abd repected...This is the year 2008 and Japan is about to intoduce 4G phones so the omission of 3.5G (HSDPA) AND 3G`is UNACCEPTABLE! This is the year 2008 and a car using a carburator is UNACCEPTABLE regardless of the fact that a lot of people would not be able to tell the difference from fuel injection! This notion of progress is what humankind struggles for daily...and the ZN5 is NOT progress!...and I don't work directly or indirectly in any telecommunications field!
the phone is awasome. can anyone tell me abt its camera. there r three typre of flash. ome with full effect, other with a less effect nd the last will least effect. how to adjust the flash can anyone tell. PLEASE............
I do like some features of this phone, and YES i would like to see this device with 3G, I think that is a really poor decition not to include it for it's price.
I'm also from latin america.
What is the point of all the photos upload capabilities if you have a really slow network. turistic places here have 3g, but no wi-fi everywhere. There is no difference in the price when you transfer data w/or without 3g. why motorola, why?
FOR ALL ENTHUSIASTS,
Look at the angle of approach on many posts here, if we all analyze them well, we can see what's their objectives or motives. Are they from any one shown below?
1) Post comments to support this phone;
2) Post comments to help others on their questions;
3) Post comments to show off their knowledge & let everyone knows they know it all;
4) Post comments using the "professional" approach to directly or indirectly discourage others from buying this phone;
5) Post comments to totally "disfigure" this phone.
So please read comments carefully and you'll see where they are coming from (their motive). Remember, some posts are critical at directing people away from buying this phone making it unpopular. There're always posts from other makes' supporter or even Motorola's competitors - we won't know, so use your own discretion.
Anonymous, 02 Oct 2008The phone doesn't have 3G because the ONLY acceptable platform that they have in hand is the r... moreWhatever you mentioned from your post could be true or could also be otherwise. Assuming it's true, would you consider this phone? If your answer is NO, then move on to another with 3G - it's that simple.